Monday, 31 January 2011

Sugar Nellie on Facebook

My candy is now closed, keep your eyes peeled tomorrow as I'll be drawing the candy then and we'll see who the lucky winner is. A huge thankyou to everyone who has entered.
Some of you may already know that Sugar Nellie has it's own group on Facebook (if you're not already a member then just send me a message and I'll add you) and Fiona is in charge of setting the weekly challenge there. So Karen and Fiona decided the challenge this week was for a side-step card. Well, I've done a couple of these and found them awfully fiddly - BUT they've provided a link to a super template (which I altered to simplify) and I had no trouble with it at all.

Image: Dexter Bear from Sugar Nellie coloured with promarkers
brown and pink card is all core'dinations, flowers and pearls are Prima e line, pearl brad is American Crafts and greetings are Hero Arts CL497
Faux stitching was done by piercing card using Tim Holtz design ruler and then joining up the holes with a Rich Cocoa Memento marker.

We're waiting for BT to fix the fault on our line. We've had no landline since Thursday afternoon, although we still have broadband so it's not actually bothering me too much :) Apparently they're aiming to have it fixed by 5pm on Wednesday. 

I'd like to enter my card into
Passion for Promarkers - let it shone (pearls, glitter on flowers and sparkle sentiment)
Peartree Designs - flowers
Stamptacular Sunday - whateva
Saturday Challenge - hot chocolate (and the pink is for the marshmallows)
Simon Says Stamp - animal antics


Debbi said...

Gorgeous card! I love the way the bear "pops" and the flower is so pretty.
debbi too

Beebeebabs said...

This is so cute you did a great job with the coloring and stitching tfs!!!

nnalorac said...

Awe!!A real cutie Debbi, love the bear and lovely wording and the flowers are just gorgeous. All my twos on me are crossed for tomorrow, he he!!! the mind boggles! Carolxx

Anne said...

Super cute card Debs !
Anne xxx

Victoria said...

fab work x

Fluffles said...

What a great card. Love the design, & the stitching is so realistic. Jx

kaylou said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous ,the little bear looks ao sweet and colouresd perfectly.
Hugs Kaylou xxx

cebelica said...

Wow, fab card! Teddy bear is incredibly cute and those flowers are gorgeous. Great choice of colours too - don't pink and brown look just awesome together?

Sarah said...

very pretty card! I love the little teddy bear!
Good luck with the challenges!

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh wow, this is amazing!! So adorable, you did a great job! :D


Marianne said...

Unfortunatly I have no facebook account but I love your card! It's very nice, lovely little bear and a great sentiment.

Tanya said...

This is really beautiful!!

coops said...

stunning card debbi.the shape is fab and such a sweet image.
i love your colours and sentiment and great faux stitching.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Suze Bain said...

This is a gorgeous card. I'm not usually a 'pink' person but the brown stops it being too "sweet". Really nice.

Lyse said...

I love the side-step card, I'm gonna try to make one so I took the template given on Fiona's blog. Thank you very much for this great idea.


xGemmax said...

Gorgeous card hunni....just love everything about it :o)
hugs and xxx

Autumn said...

This is sooo cute! I've only made on of these myself and that was ages ago. Hope I can find time to enter the challenge!

LouDotMac said...

This is gorgeous - your faux stitching is really effective, and that teddy is adorable! I love the brad and pearls at the centre of your flowers! :)

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs this week - good luck in the challenges!

Lou Mac. xo

Марианна said...

Очень красивая открытка! Мне нравится!

Shazza said...

gorgeous card, I haven't made this type of card before, maybe it's time I tried x

Céline said...

amazing card, love your faux stitching
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Shelley said...

That bear is adorable! Fantastic card! I bet the stitching took as much time as creating the card from a template.

Gro said...

Hi. Beautiful card. Love your little bear and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week.
Hugs :o)

jenny said...

Stunning card Debbi, love the colour combo and the fold is fab! Love Dexter bear too x

Jenny x

Berni said...

Beautiful card Debbi! I love the bear, its so cute!

Berni x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the bear and that faux stitching is fab, what a great idea, must try that. Marianne x

Татьяна said...

Amazing job! And great idea about faux stitching!! Teddy is sooo cute.
Thanks again for a chance to win your candy.
I have no promarkers )) So maybe my dream come true!!
Have a nice day!

lil-paper-pixie said...

Sooooooooo adorable Debbi, love that bear, thanks for playing along.



Macpurp said...

pretty card Debs. I love Dexter.
I am planning to try this card, keep running out of time!

love teen x

Susie said...

Gorgeous card, love the little teddy and the stitched detail, and great shape! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Elaine said...

Love, love, love this card Debbi.
Love the image, the colours, the flowers, the pearls....

Hugs Elaine xx

Paula said...

Love that bear & your colouring of the jumper. Must give these steppers a go.
Paula (PEP)

Kirsti said...

That's a very cute little bear Debbi....xx

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The Crafty Den said...

Hi Debbi, what a gorgeous side-step card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our 'let it shine' challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Samantha said...

Oooh I have always wanted to try a stepper card but have always found it too confusing! I will look at the template you mentioned!
I love the texture of the card you've used, it adds a really nice element, especially with the Faux stitching!

Samantha x

Lori said...

This is ADORABLE Debbi! I've never made a side step card... yours looks like you didn't have a bit of trouble :)

Love and hugs ~ Lori

☼ Cheryl* said...

That is so cute. The flowers are lovely! I really really like the pink paper and texture

martina's kaartjes said...

what a pretty and lovely card !! great job, ! love it !
greetings, martina

Rica said...

Hi Debbi, you've just reminded me I have a poor neglected Dexter somewhere!! I love your colouring of him and your side-step design....that sentiment is wonderful as are those pretty flowers.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

Ronda Archangelo said...

Sweet the bear coloring!!

~ Ali ~ said...

This is brill Debbi Dexter is fab and the flowers are lush!

Ali x

Anonymous said...

Wow! I just love those flowers - FAB!! Especially the large one, with the brad - makes it stand out from the others. The colors are beautiful, and the stitching looks awesome!!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Lovely! So cute :)

Thanks for joining our "Hot chocolate" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Yvonne Russell said...

Such a beautiful card - fun, elegant and innovative. Love it.

Flutterby Trina said...

Love it!! thanks for joining us at PTD this week

good luck



Curlybear said...

Wow Debbi this is a stunner,I love the colour combo and you colouring is beautiful you have really brought the bear to life,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 119 Hot Chocolate
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


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